Volunteers participating in the Great Arkansas Cleanup, a two month-long event promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), removed almost 1 million pounds of litter and bulky waste during the statewide cleanup effort. Fifty-eight counties across the state registered Great Arkansas Cleanup events with KAB.
The Great Arkansas Cleanup in involved more than 6,700 volunteers at 215 events statewide who contributed a combined 44,825 hours toward improving their communities. These cleanups cleared litter from 1,117 miles of roadside and 727 miles of waterway.
“We are pleased to have increased the number of statewide cleanups, volunteer hours, and counties involved in this year’s Great Arkansas Cleanup,” said Liz Philpott, KAB volunteer program manager. “We hope every county in Arkansas with register a cleanup event with us in 2018. We’re all in this together and have a duty to help protect and preserve our beautiful state.”
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff of three and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., KAB inspires and educates individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is funded through its 1 percent portion of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.